By Anna Bryner
The Carbon High girls swim team swam their way to a region championship during Thursday’s meet at home, defeating their closest competitor Richfield 413.5 to 325. The boys team finished second in the region, scoring 283 points to first place Richfield’s 406.
Heading into the meet, head coach Kamra Davis was hopeful that the girls could pull off the win.
“I knew they had a really good chance at winning region, but Richfield always comes to region extremely strong,” she said. “When I looked over the heat sheets the night before, I knew that if they (Carbon) had no disqualifications, they would win.”
The boys and girls teams both put forth a strong showing at the meet and many of the swimmers beat their best records by a large margin.
“Times were outstanding for both the boys and the girls,” said Davis.
The region championship was the first the girls team has won since the 90’s and the first in Davis’ record. It proved to be an emotional moment for all involved.
“To win region coaching next to my father (Stu Foster) was very emotional for me,” Davis commented. “He is an amazing man that has taught me so much. My heart breaks to be losing the group of seniors this year. What a great group. To have seven of them earn Academic All-Region says a lot about them.”
During the meet, several Carbon swimmers and relay teams qualified for state by placing first or second in an individual event or first in a relay. Some swimmers may also qualify by time in the future. (A complete list of swimmers headed to state will be published when available.) The state competition will be on Feb. 13 and 14 at BYU.
Meet Results-Top 6 Places Listed
Girls 200 Medley Relay
1-Addy Olson, Sadie Crompton, Veronica Ibanez, Suparada Chaobol-2:08.98
Boys 200 Medley Relay
3-Harry Torgerson, Connor Holyoak, Ryan Atwood, Jax Kraync-2:09.33
Girls 200 Freestyle
Boys 200 Freestyle
Girls 200 Individual Medley
Boys 200 Individual Medley
Girls 50 Freestyle
Boys 50 Freestyle
Girls 100 Butterfly
Boys 100 Butterfly
Girls 100 Freestyle
Boys 100 Freestyle
Girls 500 Freestyle
Boys 500 Freestyle
Girls 200 Freestyle Relay
2-Kaisha Lott, Susannah Ohlwiler, Sadie Crompton, Suparada Chaobol-1:56.83
Boys 200 Freestyle Relay
1-Tyson Swasey, Jax Kraync, Kaden Earl, Joseph Keller-1:42.92
Girls 100 Backstroke
Boys 100 Backstroke
Girls 100 Breaststroke
Girls 400 Freestyle Relay
1-Addy Olson, Susannah Ohlwiler, Heidi Prettyman, Veronica Ibanez-4:24.15
Boys 400 Freestyle Relay
2-Kaden Earl, Robby Jewkes, Tyson Swasey, Joseph Keller-3:48.58